Surge in Canadian Hospitals Embracing Family Presence Policies

An innovative new policy that could revolutionize the relationship between healthcare providers, patients and family members is taking hold in Canada. The results have come not from a treatment or technology but from an important administrative change: adopting family presence policies.

This welcoming of families as partners in care is happening under the banner of Better Together, which CFHI launched in Canada in November 2015, supported by a dozen leading healthcare organizations. One year later, 41 hospital and healthcare organizations across Canada, plus the province of Saskatchewan, have taken the Better Together pledge.

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